Whatever skill level you're at, you're welcome to come along to the Rockatipu indoor wall located at Queenstown Events Centre. 

  • We're open from 6.00am-9.00pm Monday - Friday and 8.00am-8.00pm on weekends.

    Belay license holders are able to climb at any time around kids' after-school sessions but must still book ahead during peak times.

    Bookable sessions are live on our website with two-hour slots available.

    We have two types of sessions available:

    1. Licence holder - for those with a Rockatipu Climbing Wall belay licence

    2. Non-licence holder - an instructor must be present for those with no belay licence to climb

    *No kids classes during the school holidays.

    Our instructors are onsite from 12.00-9.00pm weekdays, ready to welcome climbers of all levels. If you don't currently have a belay license for the wall then come along during these instructor hours for an assessment, or just for a casual drop-in session. 

    Make a booking

    Spaces on the wall are limited. To secure your space once the wall reopens, please make a booking online.

    Your booking is only confirmed once you have received a response from a member of our team. Bookings can be made for up to two hours and for a maximum of two people each.

    Climbing wall closures

    Occasionally we need to close the wall for events in the main indoor stadium. Please call ahead if you're making a special journey.

    You can check out the 'closures and cancellations' section of our website here or, for the very latest info, check out our Facebook page and Rockatipu Climbing Wall public Facebook group.

  • If your current belay license has expired, you may still book in to complete an observation and assessment session of your ability to meet minimum safety requirements.

    Entry Adult  Child

    Casual entry

    $8.50 (member*)

    $14.50 (non-member)

    $6.50 (member*)

    $11.50 (non-member)

    Equipment hire 



    Belay licence**



    10-Session Pass



    10-Session Pass with equipment hire



    Kid's Climbing Programme ***

    $85-115/child for a ten-week term, includes equipment hire


    * Club memberships available online here or from Basecamp Adventures , 3/15 Red Oaks Drive, Frankton, Queenstown; $40.00/year 

    ** Adult climbers must obtain a Rockatipu Climbing Wall belay licence before they can climb without an instructor or with children. These can be obtained during the Instructor Session times below, and are valid for 12 months.

    *** Prices vary due to the changing number of weeks within a term.

    • Child - from 5 years to high school with appropriate ID.

    • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18 years or older) who holds a Rockatipu Climbing Wall Belay Licence.

    • Equipment hire includes specialised rock climbing shoes and a rock climbing harness.

    • Prices are subject to change.

  • Reaching a dramatic 12 metres in height, our indoor wall features a wide range of climbs involving different styles and catering for complete beginners through to expert lead climbers.  

    • More than 40 climbs available for leading and top roping

    • New Zealand climbing grades from 14 to 27 (FR 4c-7c ; US 5.7-5.12d)

    • Vertical and overhanging rock features

    • Friendly, qualified instructors

    • Kids' climbing courses

    • Equipment hire (climbing shoes and harness)

    • Kids' birthday parties.

  • Our qualified climbing instructors can help you discover the excitement and thrill of climbing, teaching you the basics in a safe environment.

    They'll teach you how to belay (i.e. how to keep your climbing partner safe while they ascend the wall) and help you develop your climbing skills and style as you progress through our graded climbing wall.

    Once you gain a Rockatipu Climbing Wall belay licence you'll be free to climb without instructor supervision.

    You can learn to climb whenever our instructors are here.

    Make a private lesson enquiry here.

  • Introduce your child to rock climbing in a safe and fun environment with our kids' climbing lessons for 6-12yr olds. We offer lessons across four levels, teaching a variety of skills and techniques to build confidence, strength and fitness, including mental skill

    Class levels



    Skills developed

    Mt Aspiring
    Level: Introduction
    Age: 6-8yrs
    Price: $80 per term
    60min class
    • Introduction to basic climbing skills and safety
    • Teamwork/ Communication

    Mt Cook
    Level: Beginner
    Age: 8yrs +
    Price: $80 per term
    60min class
    • Assisted belaying
    • Introduction to climbing in pairs
    • Introduction to safe management of climbing equipment

    Mt Kilimanjaro
    Level: Intermediate
    Age: 8yrs +
    Price: $110 per term
    90min class
    • Introduction to lead climbing
    • Unassisted top rope belaying
    • Introduction to multiple belay devices

    Mt Everest
    Level: Advanced
    Age: 8yrs +
    Price: $110 per term
    120min class
    • Lead climbing
    • Introduction to lead belaying
    • Advanced rope management
    • Competition support and training


    Term 2 programme open now!

    Weekly class schedule






    Mt Aspiring (6-8yrs)






    Mt Cook (Beginner)





    Mt Kilimanjaro (Intermediate)





    Mt Everest (Advanced)







    • 6-8yrs and Beginner programme: $80.00/term

    • Intermediate and Advanced programmes: $110.00/term.

    Spaces are limited and will be allocated in the order that payment is received.

    For all bookings, general enquiries and advice on which class would best suit your child, please contact Alexa Peters:

    03 443 4791

  • Take your child's birthday party to new heights!

    Rockatipu Climbing Wall is perfect for groups of 6-12 people, and the birthday boy or girl climbs for free. Participants must be a minimum of 8 years of age.

    Prices as follows (equipment hire included):

    • $6.00 per child

    • $10.00 per adult

    • $50.00 per hour for belaying and instruction with our qualified instructor

    • Birthday boy or girl climbs for FREE

    • Prices include equipment hire.

    To book your party please contact Alexa Peters:

    03 443 4791


  • Are you looking for a fun, team building activity for a school group or corporate team? How about a birthday party with a difference?

    Why not make a group booking at Rockatipu Climbing Wall!

    As long as all participants are eight years or older there’s nothing to stop your team scaling new heights and experiencing the thrill of indoor climbing. It's perfect for groups of 6-12 people. 


    • $6 per child, includes gear hire

    • $10 per adult (18yrs +), includes gear hire

    • $50 per hour, includes wall hire and instruction from one of our qualified instructors.

    • If it's a birthday party, the birthday person climbs for FREE

    Room Hire

    If you need breakout space, our function rooms are available for meetings, activities or celebrations in conjunction with your group booking. Prices start from $37.50 per hour.

    To make a group booking for the climbing wall, please contact Alexa:

    03 443 4791


  • Your safety is paramount and all our instructors hold a minimum qualification of New Zealand Outdoor Instructor Association Rock Level 1.

    Come in and say hi sometime!

    Stephen & Diego

    Stephen & Christian

  • Adults must obtain a Rockatipu Climbing Wall belay licence before they can climb without instructor supervision or with children. Belay licences can be obtained during the instructor session times below and are valid for 12 months.

    Child 6-8 years, children must be actively supervised during their climbing session by a responsible caregiver, 18 years of age or over at all times.

  • For more information or to ask any questions, please get in touch with Alexa Peters on